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Eyepiece turret

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I've used the Tak & TEC turrets.

You absolutely, fer sure, will never regret buying one!!!

Can't understand why they are not used by everybody. :)

The Tak, especially, is a beautiful piece of work.

Highly recommended.

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Hope to get myself a TEC 140 in a few years. Got other priorities till then so it has to wait.. and it's not exactly a cheap piece of kit! But when I do get it, I was considering getting it with a TEC eyepiece turret. Only thing that bothers me is the 1.25" only compatibility. Which I guess would mean removing the turret and replacing it with a 2" diagonal each time I'd want to use a 2" ep. Which sort of defeats the whole purpose of the turret - practicality. Wish they made a 4 slot 2" version (with 1.25" adapters, of course) in addition to the 6 slot 1.25" one they have. I guess the numbers don't work out for that, I never really looked into it.

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I had the chance at purchasing an Intes turret for a piddley sum(relatively speaking), 4 or 5 years back.

To this day I still kick myself for not jumping all over it :)

:)

Andy.

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Thanks. Thinking of getting one as they look really useful... if not a little dangerous in the dark! That rotating one looks like some kind of eye removal system!

I assume you can screw a filter into the central part and make use of it for all the eyepieces?

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When I think about it, I don't think I could ever be at peace while my 17mm Ethos was in a slot oriented towards the ground, hanging upside down like a bat in a cave.. call me paranoid but I'm never comfortable with expensive, heavy ep's in positions where the compression ring is working against gravity..

Still, very nice piece of hardware!

Edited by newman

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Yes, they are great for homing in on a star, progressively using shorter focal lengths. I was looking for one for ages, and fortunately I got a celestron 1-1/4 inch one which matches my black C8 beautifully

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They look the business but i have to agree with Newman. If i had one and used expensive EP's i would very quickly develope OCD with regards to checking the tightness of EP's every couple of mins.

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